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Lysyl oxidase rs1800449 polymorphism and cancer risk among Asians: evidence from a meta-analysis and a case–control study of colorectal cancer


Growing evidence has indicated that lysyl oxidase (LOX) G473A polymorphism (rs1800449) is associated with cancer risk among Asians. However, results of single center and small sample study lack enough power. We first investigated the effect of LOX G473A polymorphism on cancer risk among Asians by a meta-analysis, and then further validated this association by a case–control study of colorectal cancer (CRC) with LOX G473A polymorphism in a Chinese population. STATA 12.0 software was used for the meta-analysis. The relationships were evaluated by calculating the pooled odds ratios (ORs) and their 95 % confidence intervals (CIs). In a case–control study comprising 577 CRC patients and 696 controls, LOX G473A polymorphism was detected by polymerase chain reaction–restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR–RFLP) method. Logistic regression was used to evaluate genetic associations with the occurrence of CRC. The results of our meta-analysis, including seven case–control studies with a total of 2,377 cancer patients and 2,499 controls, suggested that LOX G473A polymorphism might be associated with an increased risk of cancer among Asians. In addition, results of a case–control study indicated that individuals with the AA or AG genotype had a significantly increased susceptibility to CRC occurrence, compared with individuals who had GG genotype. Overall, this meta-analysis and case–control study of CRC observed convincing association of LOX G473A polymorphism with cancer risk in Asians; our study would contribute to complete elucidation of carcinogenesis.

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Correspondence to Zhansheng Zhu.

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X. Gao and S. Zhang have contributed equally to this work.

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Gao, X., Zhang, S. & Zhu, Z. Lysyl oxidase rs1800449 polymorphism and cancer risk among Asians: evidence from a meta-analysis and a case–control study of colorectal cancer. Mol Genet Genomics 290, 23–28 (2015).

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  • Lysyl oxidase
  • Polymorphism
  • Cancer
  • Risk
  • Meta-analysis